Bids for the contract to supply pipes to the project will be opened a month earlier on 4 May. Saline Water Conversion Corporation is the client.

The $300m project involves the construction of a transmission system that will supply Riyadh with 220 million gallons a day of water from the planned independent water and power project in Ras al-Zour.

The work involves the construction of two pipelines: a 268-kilometre-long pipe from Ras Al-Zour to Al-Jandalia; and a 213 km pipeline from there to Riyadh.

Germany’s ILF Consulting Engineers is the consultant (MEED 8:4:08).